Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) on Friday launched the new version of its gearless scooter Activa. The company also announced plans to exit the geared scooter segment to focus on the gearless scooter market, besides increasing its share in the motorcycle segment. Priced at Rs. 39,800 (ex-showroom, Delhi), the new version is powered with 110 cc engine. It comes with 15 per cent increased margin compared to its earlier version.
Honda Activa is recommended for its more practical and conservative styling, ease of use, better ride quality and the excellent 97 cc engine(old).
The scooter is also known as a family two-wheeler for its higher load carrying capacity. The vehicle has the option of kick- and self-start. The chassis is of high rigidity under bone type and the body panels are molded steel sheet.
Honda introduces 110cc in INDIA
Colors available in 2009 include:
* Grey Metallic
– Silver Metallic
– Purple Metallic
– Candy Red
– Pearl White
Ingeniously designed – the Activa is made for you to go miles, to do things and to go places. With your loved ones.
Developed on Honda’s globally tested engineering technology, it comes with a host of new features. The seats maximises riding comfort.
Thus offering you a smooth ride. Perfect in design and technology, the Activa is more than just a scooter.
With an increased mileage of 15%*, it allows you to enjoy your rides, no matter how long they are. So now you can enjoy life without stopping.
Step onto your Activa, spread the joy with your loved ones, and go on and on.
HMSI Offical press release:
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI), the 100% owned 2-wheeler subsidiary of the Honda Motor Company, Japan – the world’s largest manufacturer of 2-wheelers, today unveiled the New Honda Activa. Carrying the legacy of Activa, the new Activa now comes with refreshing new style, more mileage and hoard of New features. With this, the new Activa shall also be the most preferred family scooter in the Indian market.
Powered with an 110cc Honda engine, the New Activa comes with a 15% increased mileage which has been enabled through various cutting edge technologies. The Combi-brake in the Deluxe variant is an important highlight as New Activa will be the first scooter in the Indian market to have this feature. This technology enables shorter braking distance and stable braking for a normal rider.
The New Activa has timeless looks and style because of its new design, charming headlights with Halogen lamp, clear winkers and elegant aluminium grabrail. Its metal body ensures more durability while the Tuff-up tube in rear tyre makes it more reliable. Among other attractive features of the New Activa include: Increased underseat storage capacity and Key Shutter .
A leader in the scooter market, Activa has redefined the definition of Scooter in India. With a unisex appeal and providing true value for money, Honda Activa has been popular vehicle for everyone and has been co-used amongst all family members. The New Activa aims to further expand the market and also attract the existing customers. While introducing many new changes, it has been ensured that the New Activa retains the comfort and riding pleasure of original Activa.
Being promoted with the punchline ‘Joy ON & ON’, the New Honda Activa will be available in six colours: Candy Lucid Red, Pearl Sunbeam White, Wild Purple Metallic, Space Silver Metallic, Geny Grey Metallic and Black.
The New Honda Activa would be available at the lucrative price of Rs 39,800 (New Delhi), Rs 41,300 (Pune), Rs 41,340 (Bengaluru) and Rs 41,320 (Kolkata). The prices mentioned are ex-showroom and of the Std Variant. The Deluxe variant will be launched soon.
HMSI aims to continue being the leader in the market and looks forward to continue meeting the customers’ requirement with the changing times. The company will achieve 10.6 lac sales mark in this financial year 2008-09 with growth of 17% over last year and has set a target to produce 12.5 lakh two-wheeler units in the next financial year.